Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) is looking for local companies to join an exclusive business networking club in 2023.
The charity, which runs three children’s hospices, including Little Bridge House in North Devon, launched its Business Club initiative in 2021 as a way for companies to connect during the pandemic. Since then, more than 100 members have joined forces to share ideas and raise awareness of their business at special networking events, while helping to provide vital hospice care for hundreds of local children and their families.
Amanda Gallagher, CHSW’s Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser, said the charity hoped to reach out to even more businesses – big and small – in 2023.
She said: “The CHSW Business Club has been a real success story of the pandemic; at a time when the rug was pulled from under the feet of companies and charities, the club has enabled CHSW and the South West business community to build relationships in a meaningful and mutually beneficial way.
“It’s been great to see businesses come together to form friendships and share ideas and successes, as well as strategic thinking to help navigate their way through some unprecedented challenges in recent times.”
As well as invitations to local networking events, members benefit from exposure on CHSW’s social media channels and receive regular updates about how their support is making a difference.
“Becoming a member of the CHSW Business Club will also impact positively on staff morale and contribute to meeting your corporate social responsibility objectives,” added Amanda.
“It costs just £300 to join for the year, less than £1 a day, and provides 12 months of opportunities, as well as the knowledge that your business is part of a family of supporters ensuring CHSW is there for local families now and in the future.
“This year, we’re looking for 300 companies across the South West – 100 local to each of our three hospices in Devon, Cornwall and Bristol – to be part of this special network, and we’d love you to be among them!”
Find out more about CHSW’s Business Club or sign up here.